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Resources for Indigenous Peoples' Day

We're Still Here; Indigenous Peoples' Day Webinar

For the first time ever the Sioux Y hosted an event nationwide for the general public. We had Native Presenters from across the county, discussing topics of equity, growing up as a Native in diverse settings, what it means to be Native, and the hardships and realities Natives face each day. Click the button below for the recording. 

Pledge your support for Indigenous Peoples' Day

At the end of the zoom conference call, there was a call to action. There has been a pledge sent out to all the participants, and it was shared among our network. We are asking to get as many pledges signed by Thanksgiving. Pledge your support by clicking the button below. 

Land Acknowledgment Challenge

Where is your property located? Who was there first? We are challenging YOU to utilize the templet below and post it in a viable spot. This is the first step of recognizing and honoring the people who were living on the land prior to our western views of ownership. Let's see how many people can get this form in their entrances, windows, or get creative and in a visible spot. We are challenging you to get the Land Acknowledgement dedication up by Thanksgiving. Please let us know when you do and we will add you to the map of people and organizations that are supporting this effort! 




Land Acknowledgement Template 

Need help figuring out who was the original people living in your current location?

Just text your zip code or your city and state (separated by a comma) to 

(907) 312-5085 and a bot will respond with the Native Lands to that area.



Honoring Ceremony - Thanking YOU for your Support to the Sioux Y

As we reflect on the generosity of the people around the world who keep our small Y, in the middle of the plains, thriving we want to express our gratitude. As a token of appreciation join us as we say 'thank you' virtually with the help of a local Lakota Drum Group.

October 27th, 2020 @ 5PM MT

Land Acknowledgement and Indigenous Pledges 

On the map below you can see where the people who are pledging their support to Indigenous Peoples Day as well as Acknowledging the Land for the Native Americans who were here first. If you'd like to join the cause click the "Pledge your support" button at the top of the page. 

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Extra Information
Suggested Readings from the Sioux YMCA
Cultural Guide for Sioux YMCA Volunteers 

Resources for Trauma and Traumatic Stress

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

You must first create an account to access the free online courses

Below are a few course we recommend

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators Course

Adolescent Trauma and Substance Abuse

Trauma and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Toolkit 

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators

Continuing Education Course List

Indian Country Child Trauma Center
The Indian Country Child Trauma Center (ICCTC) was established to develop trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and their families.
Self-Care Resources
Self-Care Exercises and Activities
Self-Care Assessment
7 Types of Self-Care Activities for Coping With Stress

Cultural Videos

Substance Abuse and Addiction
Alcohol Addiction
PTSD and Substance Abuse
Teen Addiction
Recovery Village
Alcohol misuse and abuse are widespread issues affecting millions of Americans of all ages and backgrounds. Our team of journalists, researchers, doctors, and medical professionals has created a fact-based resource center on alcohol addiction and treatment. Learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
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